How to Apply

Relevant Dates

The University will begin accepting applications for the 2017-2018 MCL programme on 1 September 2016. The closing date for receipt of applications will be 15 January 2017.

All applications must be submitted to the University’s Graduate Admissions Office, not to the Faculty of Law. GAO is the central University office handling graduate applications for all Cambridge Faculties and Departments. Please refer to the GAO's website for details of how to apply.

You must read the information on the GAO website regarding the documents which you need to submit as part of your application. Please do not submit additional documents such as secondary school certificates, work experience letters or published articles or papers. Significant academic and personal achievements should be included on the GRADSAF application form or on your CV.

All MCL applicants who are required to take an IELTS or TOEFL language test (link to MCL applications criteria web page) should submit their test results at the time of application, and must do so by 15 March 2017 at the very latest.

Application Decision Timeline

Applications received will be assessed by the MCL Admissions Committee based on academic merit. The MCL Admissions Committee will begin considering applications after the application deadline closes. Applicants for the 2017-18 programme will be notified of the outcome of their application by 30 April 2017.

With regard to unsuccessful applications, those administering MCL admissions do not operate a waiting list. The MCL Admissions Committee is notable to provide feedback to unsuccessful applicants or consider requests for reconsideration.

Once successful applicants have received their formal offer from the GAO, they have one month to accept their place on the MCL. They must do so by paying a reservation fee.

Further Information

Please read the rest of the information on the Faculty's MCL website, and particularly the rest of the "Joining the MCL" section. It is essential that you also consult the instructions on the GAO website before submitting an application.

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